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The Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

By Mike Meek, DDS on January 24, 2017

Porcelain crownsFractures and large fillings can leave the teeth vulnerable to further damage and impact the smile's appearance. Porcelain crowns provide many benefits to those who suffer from dental damage.  Restorative dentistry treatments, including porcelain crowns, can restore the strength and health of damaged teeth. During personal consultations, dentists Mike Meek and David Tasch educate patients about porcelain crown benefits. We welcome you to contact our Austin, TX office to schedule your consultation.

The Advantages of Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns provide customized restoration of damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over damaged teeth, restoring both dental strength and appearance. Because porcelain crowns completely encapsulate individual teeth, they may also be used to correct aesthetic issues, like pointed teeth or undersized teeth. Porcelain crowns are a popular treatment for enhancing the smile and protecting oral health due to their many benefits, including:

  • Restored dental strength: Porcelain crowns completely encase damaged teeth, effectively restoring dental strength and protecting the teeth from further damage.
  • Can prevent the need for tooth extraction: Severely damaged teeth, like fractured, chipped, or decayed teeth, may be saved from requiring extraction with porcelain crown treatment.
  • Improved oral health: Damaged teeth are vulnerable to further damage, often resulting in tooth loss if left untreated. Porcelain crowns are a great option for restoring dental health and preventing further damage.
  • Restored dental function: Broken or chipped teeth can make eating difficult and painful, impacting dental function. Porcelain crowns help restore the structure of damaged teeth for improved dental function.
  • Enhanced appearance: Porcelain crowns may be used to correct cosmetic dental issues, like jagged or pointed teeth, for an overall enhanced appearance. 
  • May be used with dental implants for tooth replacement: Porcelain crowns may be used to restore missing teeth when paired with dental implants.
  • Improved confidence: Porcelain crowns mask dental flaws, including dental damage, restoring the smile's appearance and helping to improve confidence. 

Candidates for Porcelain Crowns

Many who suffer from dental damage can benefit from porcelain crown treatment. You may be a candidate for porcelain crown treatment if you suffer from one or more of the following issues:

  • Severe tooth decay: Porcelain crowns may be used when decay is too severe for a dental filling, helping to save teeth from further damage or requiring extraction.
  • Large fillings or root canal therapy: Large dental fillings and teeth treated with root canal therapy are often left weakened and vulnerable to fractures. Placing a porcelain crown can help protect treated teeth from potential breakage.
  • Broken or chipped teeth: Teeth that are broken, chipped, or fractured may be restored with porcelain crowns.
  • Aesthetic issues: Aesthetic issues, like misshaped teeth, discoloration, or undersized or oversized teeth, may be corrected with porcelain crowns.

Are Porcelain Crowns Right for You?

For more information about porcelain crowns and to find out which treatment is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Drs. Meek and Tasch at your earliest convenience.

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